About a year ago, I was lucky to catch the talented and charming LA-based Aussie chef Curtis Stone in an intimate live cooking demonstration. Curtis Stone–chef, host of the popular program Take-Home Chef and entrepreneur who recently designed and launched a line of really cool kitchenware–entertained the group with not only delicious food, but also with his animated stories of the restaurant biz and tales of the life as a well-known chef.
On this Sunday, I took a page out of Curtis’ book and tried his rustic Zuppa Ribolata (Lentil Soup with Vegetables) laced with Arvinda’s Curry Masala and Flourless Chocolate & Pecan Torte topped with Arvinda’s Macerated Chai Cherry Compote for dessert.
I’m not at liberty to share these two delicious and comforting Sunday-perfect recipes, but you can get them from Cooking with Curtis (Whitecap, 2005). Curtis always offers fresh, simple and well-thought out recipes, all using seasonal, local and organic ingredients. This is delicious food you’ll actually eat, so you won’t be disappointed!
Okay, now for some Sunday night tv-watching – The Celebrity Apprentice premiers tonight with Stone as a contender. A talented chef and he’s smart too…hope he wins!
A teaspoon of: Muse. Listening to: Map of the Problematique. Dark and gripping. Muse was in town this past week…still have the chills from the amazing setlist!